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Jane Baker Colfax, Wash.

Memorial service for Jane A. Baker, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Colfax United Methodist Church. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Baker, who died Sunday, was born in Missoula.

She moved to Colfax to become a nursing instructor at St. Ignatius Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Baker worked as a public health nurse for Whitman County Health Department for 25 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Whitman Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Two husbands preceded her in death; Frank Dickerman died in 1961 and Robert Baker died in 1970.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Johnson of Tucson, Ariz., Diane Huffman and Ellen Adams, both of Spokane; a son, Jim Dickerman of Olympia; a sister, Vale Hosler; a brother, David Alkire; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Whitman Community Hospital or the Colfax United Methodist Church.

Henry Broderhausen Spokane

Funeral Mass for Henry “Hank” Broderhausen, 73, will be at 1 p.m. today at Assumption Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Broderhausen, who was born in Vincennes, Ind., died Monday.

He served in the Army Air Force from 1941 to 1945.

He worked in refrigeration for Western Fruit Express and Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1985.

He was a 50-year Spokane resident and was a member of Assumption Parish, Unity Church of Spokane, Eagles Lodge No. 2, the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees and the Hillyard Senior Center.

Mr. Broderhausen is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary; two sons, Gerald Broderhausen of Renton, Wash., and Richard Broderhausen of Elk, Wash.; a daughter, Grace Owens of Newman Lake; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Parish or Unity Church of Spokane.

Donald Ruggenberg St. Maries

Private family service for Donald Ruggenberg, 87, will be held at a later date. Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ruggenberg, who was born in Miller, S.D., died Monday.

He grew up and graduated from high school in Miller in 1927 and later graduated from Yankton University.

Mr. Ruggenberg moved to California in 1950, and had worked as a certified public accountant for 50 years. He also served on the community college and high school boards for more than 20 years before moving to St. Maries in 1987.

He was a member of the Bakersfield Rotary Club and the California CPA Society.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary; two sons, Steve and Ted Ruggenberg, both of California; a stepson, Craig Kolb of California; two stepdaughters, Marlene Riel of Oregon and Deva Kolb of California; three brothers, Harold Ruggenberg of St. Maries, Keith Ruggenberg of Seattle and Vernon “Buzz” Ruggenberg of Spokane; a sister, Val Anderson of Coeur d’Alene; and 10 grandchildren.

Delbert Hardie Cheney

Visitation for Delbert Lee Hardie, 75, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Cheney United Methodist Church. Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church. Graveside service will follow at the Spokane Memorial Gardens. Cheney Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hardie, who was born in Spkane, died Sunday.

He had lived in Cheney since 1952 and worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker at Eastern Washington University for 27 years.

Mr. Hardie was known for his wooden creations including the cross that hangs inside Cheney United Methodist Church.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Katharine Hardie; a brother, Donald Hardie; two daughters, Linda and Anita; three sons, David, Mark and Larry Hardie; and 13 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cheney Care Center or Cheney United Methodist Church.

Dorothy McAvoy Kellogg

Private family service for Dorothy Lou McAvoy, 54, will be held at a later date. Ashes will be left at a later date in the Pacific Ocean near the California coast. Shoshone Funeral Service in Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McAvoy, who was born in Kellogg, died Monday.

She graduated from Holy Names in Spokane and attended financial advisor courses at Marin College in California.

Mrs. McAvoy later moved back to the Silver Valley and worked for Dave Smith Auto as an assistant manager for the financial department.

Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Neil; a daughter, Shellie Gallegos of Utah; a stepdaughter, Jennifer McAvoy of Moscow, Idaho; a stepson, Michael McAvoy of Montana; two sisters, Paula Hodges of California and Betty Galbraith of Lewiston; one grandson and seven stepgrandchildren.

Betty Carrigan Spokane

Memorial service for Betty J. Carrigan, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. There will be private inurnment.

Born in Spokane, Mrs. Carrigan died April 7.

She had worked for one of the Spokane school districts.

Her husband, Durwood “Dean” Carrigan, died in 1991.

Mrs. Carrigan is survived by a son, Gerald Carrigan of Spokane; a daughter, Joyce Hopwood of Aurora, Colo.; a brother, Robert Peterson of Spokane; a sister, Donna Harding of Atwater, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Ernest Kinzler Spokane

Service for the Rev. Ernest E. Kinzler, 94, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Fairmount Memorial Park.

Rev. Kinzler, who was born in Lidgerwood, N.D., died Sunday.

He had lived in Spokane for 35 years and served as minister with the Church of the Nazarene, and was involved with the Worldwide Missionary Group.

Survivors include three sons; Gordon Kinzler of Spokane, Walter Kinzler of Maxwell, Neb., and Louis Kinzler of Sturgis, S.D.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wanda Castles Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Service for Wanda Johnson Castles, 74, will be today at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Castles, who was born in Minnewauken, N.D., died Sunday.

She grew up and farmed in North Dakota before moving to Bonners Ferry in 1949.

She worked at the Boundary Community Hospital and the Bonners Ferry Senior Center.

Mrs. Castles was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin Johnson in 1978.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; five children, Janice Hunter, Jerald Johnson, Ronald Johnson, John Johnson and Jeannie Bonnes; three half sisters, Virginia Williams, Shirley Whiting and Viola Grimsley; five half brothers, Earl and Ray Huffman, and Ernest, Earl and Marvin Thompson; and 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Phoebe Senft Sandpoint

Memorial service for Phoebe E. Senft, 80, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Senft, who was born in Ahsahka, Idaho, died March 10.

She attended nursing school at Deaconess Hospital and became a registered nurse.

Mrs. Senft retired from Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint in the early 1980s after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Bonner General Hospital Auxiliary and the Sandpoint Eagles.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Dick, in 1977.

Survivors include two brothers, Ike and Erle Feckenthall, both of Ahsahka.

Memorials may be made to the Westmond Cemetery Association, c/o Harp Turnbull, 8135 S. Sagle Road, Sagle, ID 83860.

Edwin Howell Alhambra, Calif.

Memorial service for Edwin L. Howell, 88, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Howell, a former longtime Spokane resident, died Friday.

He was born in Missouri and had lived in Spokane from 1942 until 1995, when he moved to California to be close to his son.

In Spokane he had worked at Geiger Field during World War II and later worked for Banner Fuel. He retired from Banner Fuel in 1972.

Mr. Howell was a member of the Spokane Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include a son, Dewayne Howell of Pasadena, Calif.

Charles Conklin Jr. Spokane

Memorial service for Charles P. Conklin Jr., 28, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Conklin, a lifetime Spokane resident died Sunday.

He graduated from Rogers High School and served in the Army National Guard. He was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include his parents, Chuck and Joyce Conklin of Spokane; his grandmother, Alice Conklin of Harrington, Wash.; a sister, Sherrie Conklin, and a brother, Craig Conklin, both of Spokane.

Joe Towner Plummer, Idaho

Memorial service for Joe E. Towner, 64, was Wednesday at Chatcolet Park at Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Born in Laverne, Okla., Mr. Towner died Monday.

He was a 23-year Plummer resident.

Mr. Towner is survived by his wife, Jesslyn “Linda” Towner; three sons, Joe Towner Jr. of Silverdale, Wash., Jess Towner of Colorado Springs and Jeff Towner of Newman Lake; a daughter, Carrie Dipola of Kingston, Wash.; his mother, Rhoda Towner of Coeur d’Alene; a sister, Mary Dean of New Mexico; a brother, Mutt Towner of Coeur d’Alene; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Emma Speller Spokane

Visitation for Emma M. (Hallenius) Speller, 95, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Speller, who was born in Cheney, died Tuesday.

She was a professional babysitter, and the nursery at St. Stephens Episcopal Church was named after her. She was a member of Shadle Park Presbyterian Church.

Her husband of 31 years, Hubert Speller, died in 1949.

She is survived by a daughter, Mapel Howell of Henderson, Nev.; a son, H.S. Speller of Post Falls; five grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Dick Kaiser Endicott, Wash.

Service for Dick Kaiser, 84, is set for 11 a.m. today at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Endicott. Burial will be at the Endicott Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kaiser, who died Monday, was a lifetime Endicott resident.

He married Jean Wetz in 1937 in Endicott.

Mr. Kaiser was a farmer, and a member of Endicott Wheat Growers and the Endicott Gun Club.

Mr. Kaiser is survived by his wife; two sons, Richard Kaiser of West Richland, Wash., and William Kaiser of Pullman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Endicott Cemetery or Endicott Emergency Medical Technicians.

Robert Duncan II Spokane

No service will be held for Robert D. “Bob” Duncan II, 79. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Duncan, who died Tuesday, was born in Missoula.

He had lived in Spokane since 1947 and worked as a construction laborer in affiliation with Labor Union Local No. 238.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dianna Duncan; five daughters, Roberta, Dianna and Christie Duncan, and Cecila Holland and Lila Norris, all of Spokane; and 11 grandchildren.

Beverly Carswell Spokane

Memorial service for Beverly (Ayers) Carswell, 76, is set for 3 p.m. Friday at the Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Born in Spokane, Mrs. Carswell died Monday.

She had been a teacher.

Mrs. Carswell is survived by two sons, David Burger of Vancouver, Wash., and Richard Burger of Seattle; and seven grandchildren.

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